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English definition of “responsible”

responsible

adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT)    /rɪˈspɒn.sɪ.bl̩/ US  /-ˈspɑːn-/
B2 having good judgment and the ability to act correctly and make decisions on your own: a hard-working and responsible employee Let's stay calm and try to behave like responsible adults . Many big companies are now becoming more responsible about the way they operate . → Opposite irresponsibleWise and sensible B2 A responsible job or position involves making important decisions or doing important things.Wise and sensible responsibly     /-bli/ adverb When he saw the crash , the young boy acted very responsibly and called the police .Wise and sensible
(Definition of responsible adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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